1996 Porsche 993 Carrera RS
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100% original pristine concours-level condition
One of 1,014 examples produced during 1995 and 1996
Switzerland-delivered car, just recently imported to the U.S.
100% original extremely rare Midnight Blue Metallic paint
Matching numbers with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Includes books, tools, jack and spare
3.8-liter 300 horsepower air-cooled flat six engine
6-speed manual transmission
Through the evolution of the 911, the cars found themselves
continually added to and some believed that the purity of the 911
visually had been diluted. In 1993, Porsche introduced the Type
993: a return to basic principles, being recognizably a 911 but one
in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly
outstanding example of modern automotive styling. Then in 1995,
Porsche introduced what would be the most powerful naturally
aspirated 993 ever produced, a race-inspired 911 with handling to
match the raw power: the Porsche 993 Carrera RS.
Armed with an upgraded 300 horsepower 3.8 liter flat six mated to a
6-speed manual transmission, the Carrera RS was equipped with
track-oriented suspension that gave an unparalleled driving
experience, making the car an instant hit and driver's delight.
Limited to only 1,014 examples and never offered to the U.S. for
sale, the 993 Carrera RSs are now a collector's delight and are the
last air-cooled Carrera RSs.
This 993 Carrera RS, finished in Midnight Blue Metallic, was
completed on May 16th, 1995. The 911 was optioned with equipment
for Switzerland, a high amperage battery, air conditioning and a
green graduated tinted windshield. The first owner would maintain
the car per the factory's specifications, ensuring each service was
carried out. The front of the car was covered by a mask since
receiving the car, preventing rocks and debris from harming the
rare Midnight Blue metallic paint. The Porsche's maintenance log
book indicates that the car was serviced regularly, with its first
service on April 22nd of 1998 at 9,240 kilometers. The car would be
serviced numerous times during his ownership, many of which were at
the same service center.
In 2003, Marcel, a personal friend of the owner, purchased the car
from him in Zurich and would end up owning the car until just
recently. Just as the first owner did before him, Marcel kept the
993 regularly serviced as indicated in the maintenance log book.
Ever fastidious about the vehicle, Marcel kept the mask on the
front of the car to prevent rock chips, evident in that the
original paint doesn't have blemishes on the front of the car.
Marcel owned multiple Porsches and kept the Carrera RS the longest
due to it being his favorite, with his ownership spanning over
almost 15 years.
Arriving at Canepa shortly after being imported into the U.S., the
car presents itself as an authentic original. After an extremely
promising initial inspection, the car was put through the "Canepa
Difference" process. The car's underside was hand washed to reveal
the factory plating and suspension components in like-new
condition. The car was then lightly polished with foam pads to add
even more of a luster and depth to the Midnight Blue metallic
With factory finishes in extraordinary condition, the factory
paintwork all original and confirmed via paint metering and with
its interior with little signs of wear, this Carrera RS is an
absolute gem. Pair its physical condition with its rarity, two
owners and documented maintenance, this 993 Carrera RS represents
an excellent value for both an investor and a driver, returning
dividends for either purpose.